VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal has resumed training and should be ready for the Olympics, says the coach of Canada's elite road racing team.
"He's feeling really good on his recovery, and we're all optimistic he'll be ready," Gord Fraser said.
Hesjedal was forced to withdraw from the Tour de France after he was hurt in a crash involving at least two dozen riders last Friday. He suffered massive bruising on his hip and knee.
"He went out for a training ride (Monday) and is feeling better," Fraser said. "So he's pretty upbeat and pretty optimistic that he'll be 100 percent sooner rather than later, because he has to redirect his training. He's not going to come off the Tour de France and have the race provide his fitness. He's going to have to do it himself."
Hesjedal is the only Canadian men's rider slated to compete in the July 28 road race and Aug. 1 time trial in London.
Fraser said Hesjedal's injuries will not sideline him on a long-term basis.
"There weren't any fractures or tendon damage," Fraser said. "He's really dealing with surface injuries, some abrasions and deep hematomas, so something that will heal up with just a few days rest."